When a local authority hears an appeal against the refusal to offer a place for a child at a secondary school, the committee may hear submissions as to the possible illegality of the admissions policy of the school. It need not assume that a policy was lawful until and unless set aside. The committee is to apply independent scrutiny to the issues.
England and Wales
Education, Local Government
Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.85554